Six European players have arrived in India for World Series Hockey. This list includes Roderik Huber (Chennai), Steven Faaij (Punjab), Melchior Looijen (Mumbai) from Netherlands; Christopher Seddon (Punjab), Andrew Eversden (Bhopal) from England and Alfonso Pombo (Bhopal) from Spain.
They will join the preparations that their team members have been going through in the high intensity camp being conducted for all members of the team. The camp has been specially designed by the coaches keeping in mind individual skill sets that can be synced with the team strategy.
Roderik Huber, who will be a striker for Chennai Cheetahs said, ““It’s great to be here in India for World Series Hockey. We have a very solid team in Chennai with hockey greats like Brent and Jose leading the charge. The workout with the team for this camp and the fact that we will get to know each better at this early stage will definitely help us play better during the tournament in February. Our franchise owners are very committed and are doing everything to make sure its feel like home. The set up and organization of WSH is very good and I look forward to playing here in the coming years”
Christopher Seddon, who will be one of the forwards for the Punjab franchise, said, “WSH is a fantastic platform for international players to showcase their skills. I’m really looking forward to the camp to bond and strategize with the team. The fact that Punjab is the most passionate hub for hockey in India adds to my excitement to be here”